Investment Banking

Strategic acquisitions are a viable option to meet growth and earnings objectives for today’s successful community bank.

Representing both buyers and sellers, Austin Associates provides strategic option assessments, stock valuation services, acquisition pricing, structure guidance, due diligence assistance, contract negotiations and ongoing advice through the closing of a transaction.

According to SNL Securities, Austin Associates has consistently ranked nationally as a leader among the top 10 M&A advisors.

Having a trusted advisor is crucial for the success of a merger or acquisition. Austin Associates has been advising community bank buyers and sellers for more than 30 years.

Our familiarity with capital markets and instruments provide clients with realistic strategies for attracting public and private capital resources to support growth opportunities and to meet ongoing regulatory expectations.

Capital planning is an essential action item when evaluating the financial impact of acquisitions, expansion options and other strategic alternatives. Certain services are provided through Investment Bank Services, a registered broker-dealer.

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Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc.

Brentwood, TN

has announced plans to acquire

Community First, Inc.

Columbia, TN

Announced August 23, 2017

Christopher Hargrove served as lead advisor.

Commercial BancGroup

Harrogate, TN

has announced its intention to purchase

Citizens Bancorp, Inc.

New Tazewell, TN

Announced August 15, 2017

Christopher Hargrove served as lead advisor.

Southeastern Bancorp, Inc.

Dickson, TN

has announced plans to merge with

Cumberland Bancorp, Inc.

Clarksville, TN

Announced July 21, 2017

Christopher Hargrove served as lead advisor.

First Mutual Holding Company

Lakewood, OH

announced the proposed affiliation of

Doolin Security Savings Bank FSB

New Martinsville, WV

Announced May 11, 2017

Paul L. Simoff served as lead advisor.

First Bank

Hamilton, NJ

has announced its intention to acquire

Bucks County Bank

Doylestown, PA

Announced March 29, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

Farmers National Banc Corp.

Canfield, OH

has acquired

Monitor Bancorp, Inc.

Big Prairie, OH

Closed August 15, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

First Guaranty Bank

Martin, KY

has merged with

First Commonwealth Bank

Prestonsburg, KY

Closed May 31, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

Independent Alliance Banks, Inc.

Fort Wayne, IN

has merged with

First Merchants Corporation

Muncie, IN

Closed July 14, 2017

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

Central Bancompany, Inc.

Jefferson, MO

has closed its acquisition of

Bank Star One

Fulton, MO

Closed February 22, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

South Central Bancshares of Kentucky, Inc.

Glasgow, KY

has acquired

Kentucky National Bancorp, Inc.

Elizabethtown, KY

Closed October 12, 2016

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

Drummond Banking Company

Chiefland, FL

has acquired

Nature Coast Bank

Hernando, FL

Closed January 1, 2017

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

United Community Bancorp, Inc.

Chatham, IL

has acquired

Illini Corporation

Springfield, IL

Closed November 17, 2016

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

First Sentry Bancshares, Inc.

Huntington, WV

has acquired

Rock Branch Community Bank

Nitro, WV

Closed October 7, 2016

Craig J. Mancinotti served as lead advisor.

First State Bank

Winchester, OH

has acquired

First Safety Bank

St. Bernard, OH

Closed August 5, 2016

Richard F. Maroney, Jr. served as lead advisor.

We have worked with Austin Associates for almost 20 years, including four acquisitions and various other strategic planning, risk management, and technology initiatives. They bring levels of expertise that make them an invaluable partner in helping us achieve our strategic objectives.

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